Seminole Crop E News

Agricultural News for Farmers and Agribusiness in SW Georgia

No Counter on Cotton This Year

Posted by romeethredge on April 17, 2015

Dr. Bob Kemerait gives us this news concerning Counter nematicide use.

” I received official word from the Georgia Department of Ag that the EPA has denied our request to use Counter 20G on cotton.  (It is still legal on field corn.)  The reason given basically says that use on cotton would exceed the appropriate amount for the “risk cup” for terbufos (active ingredient) in the state.

  So, I am disappointed with this decision but I truly appreciate the efforts of Commissioner Gary Black, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Mr. Richey Seaton and the Georgia Cotton Commission, Cotton, Inc., and also AMVAC for their efforts to provide cotton growers in Georgia with a tool to manage nematodes.

 However we must respect the decision by the EPA.  To be very clear, Counter 20G applied to cotton in 2015 is an illegal application.”

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